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Allison Hills

Starbucks-ASU College Achievement Plan

Allison's Story

Like many her age, Allison Hills graduated from high school and moved away from home to pursue her dream of going to college. Once on campus she found that juggling school, work, and everyday demands were just too much to handle.

Allison returned home, and became the opening shift supervisor at a nearby Starbucks. She soon found a new pathway for fulfilling her dream—the Starbucks College Achievement Plan. Inspired by Rework America, the College Achievement Plan provides Starbucks partners like Allison with the opportunity to pursue an online college degree with Arizona State University through tuition reimbursement and financial aid.

Allison was accepted as the program’s first enrollee. The plan affords her the flexibility to balance her academic demands with her work schedule. She is now on track to complete her degree in business communications.